NMC response to HEE review of strategic framework for health and social care workforce planning

Published on 15 July 2021

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Responding to the announcement that Health Education England (HEE) has been commissioned to review, renew and update the long-term Strategic Framework for the Health and Social Care Workforce, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), said:

“Ensuring we have a capable, confident health and care workforce in sufficient numbers to meet growing demands is critical. This work will be an important step on the road towards delivering that.

“Nursing and midwifery professionals are at the heart of health and social care services and it’s vital they are a key focus in the development of these workforce plans. Any plan needs to take a broad view, reflecting the distinct nature of the professions we regulate, the specialisms they work in and all the places in which they care for people.

“There are almost 575,000 nursing and midwifery professionals registered to work in England. I hope they will be able to share their experiences and ambitions for their professions to help shape the workforce plan and ensure it is rooted in practical reality.

“The NMC also has an important contribution to make and we look forward to working with Health Education England and our partners to develop the long term workforce solutions we all want to see and the public and our professions deserve.”


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